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National symbols of Leylandiistan & Gurvata
This article lists the main national symbols of the Confederation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata, as well as some regional symbols.
|Use||National flag and ensign|
|Adopted||30 August 2014|
|Design||A horizontal pattern of three bars, with the top and bottom bars being red, and the middle bar being white. A dove bearing an olive branch is the centrepiece of the flag, located in the middle of the white bar.|
|Designed by||Fionnbarra Ó Cathail|
The "Banner of the Dove" (in Irish: Bratach an Coilm) has long been associated with micronationalism in the area around Leylandiistan & Gurvata. Before its demise in mid-2012, the Melandic Republic's final major reform was to change its traditional red and orange flag with the Banner of the Dove. It was designed by Fionnbarra Ó Cathail, and was noted for the simplicity with which it represents its key message; that of peace and liberty. When the Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan was established, the temporary transitional flag was quickly replaced by the Banner of the Dove. The flag remained the national flag of the Democratic Republic right to the end. When Leylandiistan merged with Gurvata, the new Confederation adopted the Banner as its national flag.
In February 2014 then-President Ó Cathail commissioned two flags to be produced for the government. The flags were produced by Prospect Design in Dublin, Irelandionnbarra , and were soon seen flying at Orchardstown and Maple Hill. The flag was used for ceremonial purposes when Dooneen Cove Island was annexed by the Confederation in September 2014, and was used by Ó Cathail on a trip to Austria and Germany.
- National Anthem: The Confederation has no designated national anthem as of yet. The National Anthem of Leylandiistan until the Treaty of Union of August 2014 was "Our Motherland", with lyrics composed by the people of Leylandiistan sung to the tune of Suleiman Yudakov's "Surudi Milli".
- Other Compositions:: The Hymn of Liberty, composed completely by Fionnbarra Ó Cathail in 2013, was rather popular among government circles as a patriotic piece. It was the Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan's anthem at the start of 2013.
Coat of Arms
|Coat of Arms of the Confederation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata|
First version of the Coat of Arms
|Adopted||30 August 2014, adopted by Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan on 29 September 2013|
|Crest||Wheat, clover and meadow flowers wrapped in red ribbon|
|Escutcheon||Dove below a triskel, flying over a globe with a rising sun|
|Earlier versions||First version had black background and white dove|
The Coat of Arms of the Confederation was inherited from the Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan, who had been using the coat of arms since September 2013. It is adapted from the coat of arms of the Belarussian SSR, a former constituent of the Soviet Union, and is heavily derived from socialist heraldry. It uses a number of images which represent various aspects of the Confederation; the dove represents the free will of the people, and is derived from the "Banner of the Dove"; the triskel connotes the Celtic culture of the Confederation; the wheat and clover connotes the agricultural economy of the Confederation; and the red ribbon enclosing it makes use of the dominant colour of the Confederation's national symbols.